More than 1,000 hand-carved pumpkins—some as large as 150 pounds—will light up the night at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Night of 1,000 Jack-O’-Lanterns is the only event of its kind in the Chicago area. Using scalpels, knives, gouges, and power tools, artists for the New York-based company Rise of the Jack- O’-Lanterns can spend up to 15 hours sculpting a single pumpkin. The LED-lit jack-o’-lanterns will be staged along a festive, paved pathway, starting at the Esplanade. Along the way, encounter entertaining characters, watch live carving, and view the ghostly trains in the Model Railroad Garden: Landmarks of America.
Date: October 26, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm to 10:15 pm
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 2
Departure: 5:00pm from LCC
Return: 10:15pm (Approximately)
Fee: $55 (Fee includes transportation and admission)